Downing has over 30yrs experience in the delivery of high-quality student accommodation and educational facilities. Opportunities exist to grow within this highly successful, dynamic Company as it expands its operations.

We are looking for a Maintenance Operative to join our team responsible for our high quality mixed use student accommodation and residential development in Coventry.

As a Maintenance Operative, you will be responsible for delivering the best experience to our customers by providing a pro-active and responsive repair and maintenance service, ensuring that faults and maintenance requests within the accommodation are dealt with in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will be required to work within a team to provide cover between 8.00 am – 6.00 pm working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, with Saturdays on a rota basis with a day off in lieu.  Cover for weekends is also required, to support during our busy summer period.

The Maintenance Operative will:

  • Exercise initiative in providing excellent customer service, liaising effectively with Managers and other colleagues
  • Liaise with and monitor onsite contractors to ensure completion of work
  • Be responsible for the day to day reactive and preventative maintenance
  • Be responsible for the planned maintenance including fire alarm testing, emergency lighting testing, fire extinguisher checks water hygiene flushing / temperature monitoring, shower head descaling and health & safety checks
  • Undertake regular building patrols to identify any maintenance requirements or Health and Safety risks
  • Undertake scheduled flat inspections and complete all resultant actions in a timely manner
  • Record, log and monitor any maintenance issues that may arise within the maintenance log book
  • Ensure that maintenance records are kept for the all services, including gas safety inspections, lightening protection systems, fall arrest systems, PAT testing and fixed wiring certification
  • Ensure that all Property Documentation Files are accurately maintained and up to date
  • Adherence to H&S policy ensuring that Risk Assessments and Method Statements are obtained / maintained and that safe systems of work are followed, including Permit to Work and hot works permits
  • Interact with students and understand their needs

The ideal Maintenance Operative will:

  • Take ownership of responsibilities and display pride in work carried out
  • Have a thorough understanding of Health & Safety legislation and the impact of the works being undertaken
  • Hold a relevant qualification in either plumbing, joinery or electrical systems if possible
  • Have previous experience of domestic electrical/plumbing/general maintenance
  • Have intermediate level skills in business operating systems including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Have demonstrable experience of effective communication both orally and in writing
  • Have the ability to prioritise your own workload
  • Work within a team to cover reception / admin duties and gain a knowledge of the student booking system

Downing employees get to work within fantastic environments, with passionate team members and will be fully supported by a management team who have extensive experience within the field of student accommodation. You will also receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid over-time
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance cover

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@downing.com

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